Mathieu Laboureau is the 6th generation of growers in his tiny Burgundy vineyard in the Cote de Beaune. He farms 5 hectares in total and grapes are hand harvested and go through 3 selection stages. Traditional vinification, with 10 - 14 months in old French oak barrels. Bottled without filtration after 3-4 months. This cuvee is from arguably the best vintage in 70 years, and is drinking superbly although ideal for further ageing in cellar for up to 8 years. Fantastically good value for a vintage of this calibre.
In the glass
Deep purple colour, complex aromas of blackcurrant and redcurrant with well-integrated, subtle oak. Beautiful balance of cherries and wild red berry fruits with a touch of strawberry jam and gingerbread. Round, elegant tannins and a really harmonious, voluptuous finish.